Variegated or monochromatic with rounded, jagged, or feathered edges, tulips will always mean spring to me. Tulips have long, willowy stems that are best displayed in tall, narrow-mouthed vases. I personally like to create a display of single stems in tall bud vases. Add a penny to the vase & your tulips will last longer.
Mother's Day is Sunday - go out and celebrate with a bunch of your very own tulips for yourself or your Mom (or better yet, drop the hint to your husband). Nothing brightens a day more than an unexpected gift of flowers. Frivolous and short-lived? Yes. But sometimes, those are the best presents.